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Torn Between Two Places

God it’s so painful when something that’s so closeIs still so far out of reach— Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, American Girl September conjures up images of red and gold leaves in crisp air. I thought of their possibility while sneaking another swim in water that believes it’s still summer. But what we linger on…

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Colors Out of Reach

Well, I see the end of the rainbowBut what more is a rainbowThan colors out of reach?— The Avett Brothers, Swept Away There’s a fine line between being satisfied with what you’ve got and yearning for what you haven’t got. I follow, and thus am constantly teased by, Aurora Borealis updates. I happen to live…

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To Grow and Know

“With each encounter with truth one draws nearer to reaching communion with it.” — Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet What resonates? Doesn’t it change moment-to-moment as we ourselves change? As the world offers lessons, from subtle and brutal? Just what is our truth, our first principle? We try to arrive by sorting….

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Courageously Memorable

“All I insist on, and nothing else, is that you should show the whole world that you are not afraid. Be silent, if you choose; but when it is necessary, speak—and speak in such a way that people will remember it.” — Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Taking the train between Salzburg and Vienna I’m reminded of…

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Love and Limes

In the empire of the sensesYou’re the queen of all you surveyAll the cities all the nationEverything that falls your wayThere is a deeper world than thisThat you don’t understandThere is a deeper world that thisTugging at your handEvery ripple on the oceanEvery leaf on every treeEvery sand dune in the desertEvery power we never…

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Get Outside

If you can’t decide what you want to doIf you can’t stand what people say to youIf you can’t see when your eyes are open wideIf you ask yourself what your doing and there’s no replyGet outside— Robert Palmer, Get Outside Sometimes you reach the end of the day and you don’t know what you’ve…